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WWD, Parsons, Yellowbrick Launch Online Fashion Business Course

WWD has teamed with the Parsons School of Design and the education platform Yellowbrick to produce Fashion Business Essentials — an online course digging deep into the trends shaping the industry today.

The program includes over 15 hours of instruction and project time offered across five modules hitting topics as diverse as “Entrepreneurship and the Fashion System,” “Managing Fashion Production,” “Fashion Branding,” “Marketing Strategies,” and “Retailing and Distribution.”

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Those who complete the course, which can be found at www.yellowbrick.co/FashionBusiness, will earn a noncredit certificate from Parsons.

Yellowbrick previously produced a Sneaker Essentials course and also collaborated with Parsons for a Fashion Industry Essentials course, seeking to introduce people to the intricacies of the industries they love while also helping to identify possible career paths.

At least two big names in basketball have used the courses to build their fashion chops, including the Suns’ Langston Galloway, who

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First trans woman of color in the U.S. to launch beauty brand has local ties

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – She could be defined as a “do-it-all” woman.

Jayla Roxx, a 26-year-old television personality and trailblazer in the LGBTQIA+ community, who once called Jacksonville home, spoke to News4Jax about becoming the first trans woman of color in the country to launch a beauty brand.

Roxx started BatMe! Cosmetics in 2017 after struggling to afford high-quality eyelashes. As a drag performer, Roxx would go through eyelashes weekly and decided to produce her own solution.

BatMe! Cosmetics not only sells eyelashes but has expanded to eyeshadow pallets, contour kits, lip gloss, merch and more. The products are all cruelty free and vegan.

Roxx told us that when she started her business, she had no idea what it would truly mean.

“I didn’t even know that I was stepping forward and becoming the first Black trans woman to create such a wonderful brand,” Roxx said. “I set myself up for

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Is Rihanna set for world domination with the launch of Fenty Skin?

This image was taken from CHP - 23rd July 2020: Savage x Fenty
This image was taken from CHP – 23rd July 2020: Savage x Fenty

She’s the Grammy winner turned Hollywood actress turned sportswear designer turned cosmetics entrepreneur who revolutionised the stale, pale face of the beauty industry with her hyper-inclusive brand of make-up. Now, Rihanna is out to do the same for skincare.

Next week, the multi-hyphenate mogul — whose Fenty Beauty brand is valued at $3 billion by Forbes — is set to launch Fenty Skin. AKA, RiRi’s superstar glow, bottled.

News broke last week, when the singer shared a sneak-peek with her 85 million Instagram followers. “Ima try my best to be humble about this but @ fentyskin is coming July 31st,” the Bajan star wrote, sharing a link for fans to sign up for early access on July 29.

The teaser hints at three products — a cream-to-foam cleanser, an essence and a gel moisturiser. Instagram also

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